2376.000 Limeum L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, opposite or fasciculate, often ± succulent. Inflorescences terminal or lateral, cymose, often umbel-like. Flowers bisexual, whitish or greenish. Per. segments generally unequal, 5 , free. Stamens (5-)7. Ovary superior, with two 1-ovulate loculi. Style 1. Stigmas 2. Fruit dehiscing into 2 mericarps. Mericarps indehiscent, 1-seeded with outer face reticulate, rugose, spine-tipped or ± smooth; base often auriculate; margin winged or not.

Worldwide: 20 species, most in southern Africa, also tropical Africa, Arabia and Pakistan

Botswana: 10 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiopicum Burm. f. var. aethiopicum
aethiopicum Burm. f. var. glabrum Moq.SW
argute-carinatum Wawra & Peyr. var. kwebense (N.E. Br.) Friedr.
fenestratum (Fenzl) Heimerl var. fenestratum Description, Image
myosotis H. Walt. var. myosotis N,SW
pterocarpum (J. Gay) Heimerl var. pterocarpum Description, Image
sulcatum (Klotzsch) Hutch. var. sulcatum N,SW,SEDescription, Image
viscosum (J. Gay) Fenzl subsp. viscosum var. viscosum NDescription
viscosum (J. Gay) Fenzl subsp. viscosum var. krausii Friedr.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
viscosum (J. Gay) Fenzl subsp. viscosum var. dubium Friedr.Description

Other sources of information about Limeum:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Limeum
Flora of Mozambique: Limeum
Flora of Zambia: Limeum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Limeum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Limeum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Limeum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Limeum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Limeum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Limeum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Limeum
JSTOR Plant Science: Limeum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Limeum
Plants of the World Online: Limeum
Tropicos: Limeum
Wikipedia: Limeum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Limeum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=549, retrieved 18 July 2024

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